Lens QA Works at the end of 2018

The LensQAworks has been started as 'just for fan' project at September 2017, and the first lens review was published 17 January 2018. A year has passed since then, and this is a good point to take stock. The first and only idea was to make tests with each the lens of Minolta New MD … Continue reading Lens QA Works at the end of 2018

Review: Chiyoko Super Rokkor 85mm f:2.8 Minolta

This is the lens from first years after WWII and it's a part of history of Japans photo-industry, from the times when the poor and ruined country started the race against the worlds most famous corporations producing photo equipment and finally have won. The reason is clear - one glance at Super Rokkor 85mm is … Continue reading Review: Chiyoko Super Rokkor 85mm f:2.8 Minolta

LensWars: Minolta MD 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 vs. MD 28mm f/3.5 vs. MD 35mm f/2.8 vs. MD 50mm f/1.4 vs. MD 85mm f/2.0

One of the best zooms of pre-AF era is going to fight against famous primes on the most used focal distances. Yes, that primes are powerful, so the victory of zoom looks impossible but it will be great even if it can shows at least a close level of sharpness. Welcome to see the comparison … Continue reading LensWars: Minolta MD 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 vs. MD 28mm f/3.5 vs. MD 35mm f/2.8 vs. MD 50mm f/1.4 vs. MD 85mm f/2.0

Review: Minolta MD Zoom 28-85mm 1:3.5-4.5 Macro

Lens review: Minolta New MD (MDIII) Zoom 28-85mm F3.5-4.5 Macro. Everyone knows the famous Minolta MD 35-70/3.5, which is appears wherever possible, but this MD 35-70/3.5-4.5 is much more hidden behind the scenes, and looks like a secret weapon for 'those who knows' - pathos words, but describe the idea. It has been tested by … Continue reading Review: Minolta MD Zoom 28-85mm 1:3.5-4.5 Macro

LensWars: Minolta MC Rokkor PG 50mm f/1.4 vs. MD I Rokkor 50mm f/1.4 vs. MD II Rokkor 50mm f/1.4 vs. New MD 50mm f/1.4

Here you can see the comparison of Minolta-SR 50mm lenses - from Rokkor PG up to New MD - all are the best classic 50mm lenses ever, and this selection of winner is just an option - photographers can use any of these lenses without any doubts and without reading of this article, but it … Continue reading LensWars: Minolta MC Rokkor PG 50mm f/1.4 vs. MD I Rokkor 50mm f/1.4 vs. MD II Rokkor 50mm f/1.4 vs. New MD 50mm f/1.4

Greece – Crete – Agios Nikolaos, Minolta MD 50mm F1.4, Sony A7II, Capture One, 2x resized

Demo Photos: Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.4

It was a real pleasure to use this lens for taking photos during preparing for this article. Full review of Minolta MD 50/F1.4: Note: information about F2.0 in EXIF is incorrect because Minolta SR - Sony E adapter was used. Greece – Crete – Agios Nikolaos, Minolta MD 50mm F1.4, Sony A7II, Capture One, 2x … Continue reading Demo Photos: Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.4